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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one.)
Picking up from last week.
“Agent Capize, was my ship searched while I was off of it?”
“Yes, we searched your ship.”
“On what grounds?”
“It was just purchased from a company that was blown up.”
“What were you searching for?”
“That is part of an open investigation. I cannot divulge that information.”
“I’ll tell you what you can divulge,” she spat. “You can divulge who I contact to get a crew back here to clean up the mess they made. I want everything put back the way it was within the hour or I will be contacting my attorney regarding an illegal search. Furthermore, if I discover any irregularities in my accounts or with my ship, your department will hear about it and you will be held accountable.”
“Miss Swann, nothing. I was detained and questioned as if I was a suspect. I was not charged nor was I permitted to contact my attorney. This gets cleaned up – now – or there will be repercussions. And I suggest that you have the crew here before I finish the call to my attorney.”